Jun 17, 2022
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Isabella, a non-binary feminine Latina with long brown hair is in front of a tall building, sitting in their wheelchair, wearing a pink croptop and bluejeans, and sporting an Apple watch with rainbow band. Isabella signs ASL.
One important part of college for Deaf students is academic accommodations. I have some tips for you about accommodations.
Teal color fills the video, then fades out in a circle. Text appears along the top: “Connect with the campus disability services.” Isabella continues.
Your school’s disability services office can help you figure out which accommodations are right for you. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions. What works for someone else might not work for you, and that’s OK! They can let you know of your options and guide you throughout your college experience.
Teal color fills the video, then fades out in a circle. Text appears along the top: “Discuss accommodations with your professors” Isabella continues.
Discuss your accommodations as soon as possible. This can help them know what to expect. If you have any issues discussing your accommodations with professors, reach out to the disability services office.
Teal color fills the video, then fades out in a circle. Text appears along the top: “Request changes when you need them” Isabella continues.
Sometimes, some accommodations don’t work how you expected. Maybe you requested CART for one class,but later realize you want an interpreter instead. What should you do? Reach out to the disability services office, and let them know you want to request a change, they can help guide you through the process of changing your accommodation.
Teal color fills the video, then fades out in a circle. Text appears along the top: “Advocate for yourself” Isabella continues.
Sometimes, people may not understand your need for academic accommodations. They may resist when you try to request accessibility. What should you do in that situation? Stay firm about your request for access. Advocate for your needs. Your school’s disability services office may have a protocol in place to help with these situations.
The screen transitions into a green and teal circle background with a white strip going from top to bottom, with the text “Tips for Deaf Students” “Academic Accommodations” in the middle.
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“This video was developed under a jointly-funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) #HD326D160001. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the federal government.”
Next to it, three logos appear. The first reads “IDEAs that Work” with an arrow drawing a circle from “IDEAs” to “Work” and the words “U.S. Office of Special Education Programs”. The second logo shows a red-and-blue star with text next to it that reads “TA&D”. The third logo shows a blue circle around a tree. In the blue circle are the words “U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.”
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